How to Email College Coaches

Sending an introductory email to a college coach can get your foot in the door with a program you’re interested in and give a coach the opportunity to conduct their initial evaluation of you. However, emailing college coaches as a means to get discovered isn’t as effective as it was five years ago. Coaches [...]

By | 2018-04-03T14:34:27+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Advice|Comments Off on How to Email College Coaches

The Important Role of Highlight and Skills Videos in Recruiting

There is no denying the crucial role highlight videos can play for many student-athletes in their recruiting process. College coaches are extremely busy; it would be impossible for them to travel the country to evaluate every potential recruit. Highlight videos are a chance to get student-athletes in front of coaches and give them an unbiased [...]

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Complete List of Extracurricular Activities: 100s of Examples

How do you like to spend your time after school? Did you know that how you choose to spend this time could be one of the most important ways you shape your future? Extracurricular activities are a critical component of your college application, and you need to impress colleges with your interests. But you might [...]

By | 2018-03-28T08:35:23+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Advice|Comments Off on Complete List of Extracurricular Activities: 100s of Examples

13 Steps to Being a Winning Sports Parent

If you want your child to come out of their youth sports experience a winner (feeling good about themselves and having a healthy attitude towards sports), then they need your help! You are a vital and important part of the coach-athlete-parent team. If you do your job correctly and play your position well, then [...]

By | 2018-03-27T10:10:20+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Advice|Comments Off on 13 Steps to Being a Winning Sports Parent

How to Find a College That Fits You

Some students want to find the perfect college. The truth is, there’s no such thing. You can find many colleges at which you’ll be happy and get a great education. The college search is about exploring who you are and what you want and then finding colleges that will meet your goals. Still, you [...]

By | 2018-03-27T10:05:19+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Advice|Comments Off on How to Find a College That Fits You

What Makes a Good Coach?

#1) The very best coaches GET THEIR ATHLETES TO BELIEVE in themselves - good coaches inspire their players to do more than they think they can. In fact, all good teachers do this. They get their students to entertain possibilities that stretch the limits of their beliefs. Part of this involves building the athlete up [...]

By | 2018-03-27T10:02:36+00:00 March 27th, 2018|#BEKIND, Advice|Comments Off on What Makes a Good Coach?

5 Areas Sleep has the Greatest Impact on Athletic Performance

“Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” — Vince Lombardi The modern elite athlete knows that physical conditioning and good nutrition are critical in reaching peak athletic performance; however, sleep, while often overlooked, plays an equally important role. In recent years, it’s become clear that the quality and quantity of sleep obtained by elite athletes [...]

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22 Essential Social Media Tips for College Sports Recruitment

Coach outreach, official visits, team tryouts: you’re officially in the middle of the college athletic recruitment process. It’s high stakes, exciting and terrifying. You just want things to go well, so you’ll get recruited by your #1 college to play your #1 sport. It’s not easy, of course—and making things even more difficult is the [...]

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Travel Team Uniform Preview

SoCal Volleyball Club is an Under Armour powered club in Santa Barbara! Our players will be wearing Under Armour uniforms for the next club season, and our San Diego gym is equipped as well! Under Armour has supplied the gym with new net tape, as well as, banners that read "Protect This House." We [...]

By | 2017-10-11T19:12:33+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Travel Team Uniform Preview

Five Leadership Lessons You Can Learn on the Volleyball Court

“Playing volleyball teaches you a number of lessons that are applicable to life both on and off the court. Volleyball is an amazing game with lots of little subtleties to it that make it really enjoyable to watch, especially once you know what’s going on. I’ve played volleyball almost my whole life, and still play [...]

By | 2017-10-05T07:31:50+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Learning the Game, The SoCal Way|Comments Off on Five Leadership Lessons You Can Learn on the Volleyball Court